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What is Benzene exposure?

Benzene is one of the most common and widely used hazardous chemicals used today, found naturally occurring in the environment and widely used in the production of manufactured goods such as detergents, plastics, synthetic fibers, dyes, rubber, resins, and paint. It can also be found in fairly high levels in cigarette smoke.

Benzene lawsuits are filed against the manufacturers of products that contain harmful levels of benzene and other parties that are responsible for dangerous exposure to this toxic carcinogen. The federal government has been regulating benzene since it was discovered that the toxin causes serious adverse health effects from long and short term exposure, which can result from inhalation of contaminated air, consumption of contaminated drinking water, and through exposure to benzene-containing products, such as cigarettes. Also, auto emissions of benzene into the air account for eighty five percent of total ambient air emissions.

Short term affects of benzene exposure include the following symptoms: dizziness, nausea and vomiting, headache, anemia, irritation of the eyes, nose, mouth, and throat, convulsions, or death. Long term exposure can result in chromosomal aberrations, reproductive harm, or even leukemia. However, health problems often do not manifest for several years.
If you feel that you have suffered ill health or damage through the exposure of Benzene, you should contact a lawyer that specializes in Benzene-related lawsuits immediately.